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The Smiths

I Started Something I Couldn't Finish

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“Girlfriend in a Coma” is a song by The Smiths. It was released as a single in August 1987, reaching #13 in the UK Singles Chart. The track was the first of three singles from the band’s last studio album Strangeways, Here We Come. As such, it was the last single to include newly recorded material on the B-side. It holds the distinction of containing the last recorded Smiths song, “I Keep Mine Hidden”. Also included – and recorded at the same session – is a cover version of a Cilla Black song, “Work Is a Four-Letter Word”. Morrissey’s insistence on recording this song incurred the wrath of Johnny Marr who left the band not long afterwards. The single itself is a tongue-in-cheek, music hall inflected song that clocks in at a mere two minutes and two seconds. Although... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ I started something and now I'm not too sure ... And you were clearly never meant to go ... Hair brushed and parted typical me, typical me, typical me

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More songs by The Smiths (See Charts): Rusholme Ruffians, Reel Around The Fountain, Half A Person, Girlfriend In A Coma, Meat Is Murder, Asleep, Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others, I Know It's Over, Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now, and The Queen Is Dead.

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